The U.S Postal Service is considering shutting  down mail processing centers in Butte and Helena claiming that it will save money. Under the proposal, if someone in Butte sends a letter across town via U.S. mail, that letter will have to be trucked 300 miles to Great Falls and back before it’s delivered in Butte. Senator Tester says he is all about saving money but questions if this will do so.

 Tester also said he’s concerned about the cost of new machinery to handle additional mail volume in Great Falls, the overall loss of jobs, and the timely delivery of mail in smaller communities across southwestern Montana.